I’m partial to the term Edwardian Hip-hop

Press and PR photography for Wooden Arms

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Wooden Arms are a Alternative, Chamber Music UK band featuring choral elements where classical instrumentation meets modern melody. Played extensively on BBC 6 Music, the band are currently recording a follow up album to their debut “Tide”.

Current line up: Alex Carson, Jeffrey Smith, Alex Mackenzie, Azita Mehdinejad and fifi Homan.

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Discarded Christmas Trees 2016

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Nothing symbolises the first week in January better than  the sight of a christmas tree thrown on the pavement awaiting collection from the local council. New years resolutions have been broken, the bank balance is empty, ‘on the wagon’ and there are still 2 months of winter to go!! These worthless spent trees, only weeks ago worth in excess of £50, act as perfect example of consumerism.

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Weekend Away

West Sussex, England

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Artist Rosalie Watkins

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Trained in the classical ‘Atelier’ tradition at ‘Lavender Hill Studios’, Rosalie paints and draws exclusively from life. Her work has been published, commissioned for film, and hangs in public and private collections in the UK and abroad.

She was selected for the 2014 Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition at the Mall Galleries, and recently painted poet Patience Agbabi, in a collaborative project between Poet in the City and Lavender Hill Studios.

Rosalie was photographed in her South London studio.

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Press and Pr for Harris Adams

Harris Adams is a songwriter who revels in blending the old with the new. Marrying  soulful sounds,60s mod vibes with a contemporary spirit,his sound is a unique mix of retro and modern.  He has recently released an EP titled “Lady Luck”.

Here’e a selection of photographs from a recent days Shoot in London. Thanks to Elena, Jade and Todd.

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What Do You Take For Granted ?

For a recent commission for Toyota, we stopped complete strangers on the streets of London and recorded their response to the philosophical question “What do you take for granted’? My Independence, My Health, Music and bizarrely Deodorant were just some of the replies!!

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A Bridge Too Far

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We’ve all seen or heard of the movie ‘A Bridge Too Far’. It tells of the story of ‘Operation Market Garden’ during world War 2, the Allied attempt to break through German lines and seize several bridges in occupied Holland. On September 17th 1944, thousands of paratroopers descended from the sky over Arnhem by parachute or glider. Unfortunately the daring plan did not have the expected outcome. After 10 days of bitter fighting the operation ended with evacuation and The Parachute Regiment Division left behind nearly 1500 dead and more than 6500 prisoners.

In the final scene of the film, Kate Ter Horst (Liv Ullman) and her children are forced to abandon their bombed out residence. Placing their belongings in a cart which is drawn by Dr. Spaander ( Laurence Olivier), they pass through their front yard, which has been converted to a cemetery for fallen troops. A poignant reminder of the futile nature of warfare.

In May, I was commissioned to travel with a convey of 100 London black cabs, destination Arnhem, Holland. Each cab had as a passenger a world war veteran on board, many who had seen action in Arnhem. The convey assembled in London, travelled to Harwich and the fleet of taxis then boarded a ferry to Hook of Holland. Once in Holland, major roads were closed by Dutch police. In convoy formation, this unlikely fleet of black cabs were  escorted by  outriders to the desired destination.The majority of veterans were over the age of 90 but at the time of the conflict were in their late teens or early twenties.To hear their accounts of sacrifice and loss was incredibly humbling.

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You’ll never believe who I had in the back of my cab !!

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Back in May a fleet of over 100 London black cabs took as many World War veterans to Holland to visit sites of The Battle of Arnhem and to remember lost friends. This feature for ‘The British Legion’, highlighted the great efforts and generosity of many of the cab drivers.

On the 17th Sept it is the 71st anniversary of the conflict and later in the month I will blog photos of the trip to commemorate ‘Operation Market Garden’ and to remember the huge sacrifice so many made.

Who Let the Dogs Out ?

These dog lovers don’t have time for a permanent pet — so they borrow them from strangers online.

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“It works like a dating Website, but instead of a human match, you’re searching for a canine soul mate”.

Yesterday’s feature in The Sunday Times magazine


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